How to Package Batteries for Shipment

Published June 2019



How to Safely Package Batteries

Alkaline Dry Cell Batteries

With the ever changing regulations on what is required or what is suggested for the variety of battery types out there, it’s hard to know if you are safely and properly packing your batteries for shipment. Improper packaging of batteries can be very dangerous and can lead to shorting, sparking, fires and even explosions. We see a wide variety of batteries come through our facility for recycling, including lead acid, multiple types of lithium, nickel cadmium, alkaline and more, all with varying rules and regulations.

TRC’s Environmental Services Director, Steve Jacobs, is sharing his tips and best practices on how to safely package batteries for shipment according to DOT regulations. Learn about what can happen when common batteries are handled incorrectly, as well as easy and inexpensive ways to ensure your batteries are safely packaged.








Nickel Cadmium Batteries

Do You Have Batteries to Get Rid of?

Do you have some batteries in your facility that you need to get rid of? Do you have some questions on what types of batteries you have, or if you are packaging them correctly?


Our Hazardous Waste team of experts is more than happy to assist you.

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